About Me

I am board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.

This means that I spend most of my time devoted to caring for whole families, across the age spectrum. I focus on preventive medicine, chronic disease management and coordination of care across the health system.

I’m most interested in quality improvement and improving the delivery of health care for everyone.

What I enjoy most about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is working with colleagues in various specialties and providing care for whole families in one office.

I enjoy spending time with my two children and husband. I also like reading and spending time outdoors.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Assistant professor, General Internal Medicine
  • Associate division director of quality, General Internal Medicine
  • Medical student mentor

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Riley Childrens Hospital
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

My Departments

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


My Division

Pediatric General


205 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Dr. Taj rarely has you wait long; if she does, you know it's because a patient must have had an important issue that needed to be addressed. Dr. Taj spends a lot of time with me to ensure all of my needs are addressed. She is an awesome physician.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

My doctor is Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal and I must say I never had a better primary care doctor than her in my entire life. She listens, she gives time, she discusses what can be done, she responds to email or questions promptly (in fact no one responds to email as promptly as she does), she follows up and she really tries to help. I feel like she really cares for me. I always feel I am lucky to have her my doctor. She is awesome - her service is outstanding!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

OVer the years I've seen multiple providers but Dr. Taj by far is the best one I've ever had. She's very dedicated and empathetic. My wife and 2 daughters also see her and we couldn't ask for a more outstanding provider.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018

Dr Taj is the best primary care doctor I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Taj is so caring, down to earth and easy to talk to. She does not make you feel rushed or like a number. She has gone above and beyond with health issues that I have had and has checked in with me while I am seeing a specialist. She listens and puts my worries at ease by offering solutions until I feel comfortable. I feel very blessed to have her as my PCP.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018

Dr. Taj is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 03, 2018

The best physician I have ever had! she alwaysl listens, make she checks everything especially since I have a comprised immune system.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

She rocks!

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

Definitely looking out for my well being. Thorough and attentive.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Dr. Taj was caring and spent a lot of time with me during my physical. She is very knowledgeable and very personable!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Dr. Taj-Schaal is a most extraordinary physician!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

Dr. Taj is an amazing physician. She genuinely cares about my health and health habits. She is kind and understanding and always listens to what I have to say. She is without a doubt exceptional!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr.Taj is always caring and positive. She consistently helps me with any problems I have.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2017

She's simply the best

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Taj is the absolute best! She is caring & kind. She is very smart and is always helpful if I have a problem. I have never had a better provider in my entire life.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2017

We have very good "one on one" conversations reguarding my health and plans to do better.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2017

very concerned about my visit

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Taj is clinically excellent thorough & compassionate - great educator.

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2017

Dr. Taj is the best physician I have worked with. I always feel well cared for & listened to.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

I love Dr. Taj. She is sincere, thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

All good.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Dr Taj is an excellent doctor. She is very focused during the visit and always presents me with options.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

l have great respect for my care provider. She is truly a caring doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2017

I love Dr. Taj. She is always empathetic, caring and takes the time to listen and answer questions.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2017

Dr Taj is the best. I can't say that enough. she is simply perfection. she knows her medical stuff and knows me/my med history really well. I trust her more than any other doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2017

Dr. Taj is intelligent, a good communicator & very caring. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2017

Dr. Taj is without a doubt the best in Columbus.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Taj-Schaal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.